How To Speak To An Atheist

We find that, today Atheism is on an unprecedented move and has become a global phenomenon. And that is precicely what so called “New Atheists,” like Richard Dawkins, Sam Harris and Daniel Dennett are religiously fighting for. There use to be a time, not so long ago, when atheism was the belief system that dared not speak its name or make its presence known. But, that’s not the case anymore, the kind of influence it is having on our popular culture is much more than what we have usually seen. It will be an intentional flight from reality on our part if we ignore the resurgence of interest in the case against God.

The question of God’s existence is back in the forefront of public dialogue, which is seen in the form of best-selling books, billboards, bus campaigns and public debates, and has spurred a generation of agnostics and skeptics. Not only this, they have also disturbed the hearts and minds of many believers.

And now, that we’re encountering it often, many Christians find themselves ill prepared to counter the challenges offered by this kind of muscular atheism. At apologetics.com we believe that this trend can be reversed, if we are prepared according to the mandated given in the scripture and present with confidence the truth and reason for our faith. In this show, Staff Apologists Harry Edwards, Sam Welbaum, Richard Parks and Jacob Daniel is joined by a special guest Donald J. Johnson (Author: ‘How to Talk to a Skeptic”) to discuss ‘How To Speak To An Atheist’ and help our listeners to prepare for an effective apologetics.

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Jacob Daniel was born in India and grew amidst diverse cultures and religious worldviews. Over the past years he has travelled in different parts of the world pursuing education and career in International Development. He received his pre-doctoral degree in India and did advanced studies at the University of Manchester (UK). It was during this time his interest in Theology and Apologetics grew; subsequently, he earned his degree with distinction at the Oxford Center for Christian Apologetics & Wycliffe Hall (Oxford University). He also graduated with highest honors in Christian Apologetics from the Biola University and is currently enrolled in a PhD program with an emphasis on Apologetics and Intercultural Studies. Jacob’s call is in evangelism and teaching and his specific interests include: cultural apologetics, comparative religion, the defense of resurrection and the problem of evil and suffering. He is passionate about presenting the gospel, both within and without the church, in a winsome and persuasive manner. His apologetic approach is motivated by an emphasis to remove the gap between the sacred and the secular and maintaining a healthy balance between faith and reason. Jacob and his wife, Preeta, currently reside in California.

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